A man was arrested after he allegedly pulled a handgun on Black Lives Matter protesters in Portland, Ore., Thursday night in an incident that occurred almost at the same a sniper opened fire on police officers at a protest in Dallas.
A video appears to show the man, identified by the Oregonian as 36-year-old Michael Strickland, arguing and backing away from protesters holding what appears to be a video camera.
He then pulls out a pistol, pointing it at the group and telling them to back away before returning the weapon to a holster on his hip.
Strickland, who was charged with misdemeanor menacing and second-degree disorderly conduct, told the Oregonian that he pulled out his gun because “anarchists” were pushing him and telling him to leave.
The demonstration was one of several that took place in major cities across the country to protest the fatal shootings of two black men at the hands of police in Minnesota and Louisiana this week.
The protest in Dallas ended in tragedy Thursday night when a gunman killed five police officers and wounded seven others, as well as two civilians.